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Pest management is an on-going battle in both golf course and sport turf fields. Golf course superintendents and athletic field managers need to stay up to date on the latest technologies and practices in order to provide a quality product for their customers/clientele. This program focused on trainings and strategies to aid in pest control management.

The workshop included the following topics.

• Herbicide Resistance in Turfgrass

Systems: What we know and how we

can address this problem

• Sprayer Nozzle Selection

• Managing Irrigation to Reduce

Pesticide and Nutrient Losses

• Pesticide Laws and Regulations

• Turf Insects and Their Management

62 people attended the workshop. 5 TDA CEUs were available. The relationship between South Texas Chapter GCSAA and AgriLife continues to strengthen as these workshops/programs provide the educational information the superintendents and their employees need.

The Pest Management for Golf and Sport Turf Systems is a one-day educational session presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in partnership with the South Texas Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).


Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan from Texas A&M University presenting research on herbicide resistance.

research-based educational programs


Pest Management for Golf and

Sport Turf Systems